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User Review  - JEPartrick - LibraryThing

***I listened to the audio book*** BLUF: Entertaining. Did not want the story to end. If you are expecting Harry Potter from JK Rowling's The Casual Vacancy you will be disappointed. I am not a die ... Read full review

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User Review  - iShanella - LibraryThing

As a fan of the Harry Potter books, I was a bit skeptical when J.K. Rowling announced her new book, The Casual Vacancy; but I knew I had to read it. I was particularly cautious when I started reading ... Read full review

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User Review  - serogers02 - LibraryThing

I wasn't sure what to expect when I picked up this book. I knew I shouldn't compare it to Harry Potter but, at the same time, it was a little difficult not to at the beginning-- it was the only thing ... Read full review

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User Review  - EadieB - LibraryThing

Pagford is a small town in England which reminds you of any small town you may know. The people are everyday people and the issues are everyday issues that people face in their lives - health ... Read full review

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User Review  - jwood652 - LibraryThing

In the small English town of Pagford, a local officeholder dies suddenly, leaving his seat vacant. The ensuing events, including political maneuvering, revealing, devastating posts online in the name ... Read full review

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User Review  - jwood652 - LibraryThing

In the small English town of Pagford, a local officeholder dies suddenly, leaving his seat vacant. The ensuing events, including political maneuvering, revealing, devastating posts online in the name ... Read full review

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The idea people are seemly finding so hard to grasp is that Rowling never intended to write a book and expect it to reach the levels previously shown by Harry Potter. Branching out, she has wrote a novel for adults, something else readers obviously have failed to notice. Many need to except that the works Rowling will write probably will never reach Potter standards again, and when she as a author has changed her writing style to that of something worlds away from her books previously, the reader had to admire her diversity. I personally love the analysis of the middle classes, and think the book is fabulous. 

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Its not potter
Seems like all the poor reviews come from those comparing the casual vacancy with harry potter. This is not potter. This is the first jk rowling book i have read and as others have
noted, the early character development is a bit slow. But then it get going and wow, it sweeps you along with it, you feel you really know the characters well. Jk rowling is a gifted writer and she deserves recognition for this work in its own right. Highly recommended. 

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Excellent on so very many levels.
This book made me laugh, made me cry, made me nod sagely in recognition of some of the characters and made me challenge my own prejudices. I finished it in the
early hours some days ago but it's stayed with me. Harry Potter it is not. Tue to Parish councils, or it's not but all respect to Ms Rowling- it's wonderful 


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